Is it hard to look at photos of yourself when you were thinner? .
The truth is ... at first YES! When I first transitioned out of dieting it was hard to see a thinner version of myself and not think that I looked “better” then. It was hard to prioritize my happiness over my aesthetics and to not feel like I had a certain expectation to live up to.
But you know what, the more I focused on how I felt and NOT how I looked, the easier it was to face those photos.
I had to accept that it was only natural to gain weight after years of restriction, over training, eliminating food groups and removing myself from everything dieting, of course my body would change! .
I was constantly fighting against myself to be smaller, it was all I thought about, all I cared about and all I focused on. So transitioning away from this, and posting “reverse transformations” I honestly felt super vulnerable and uneasy. My thoughts behind the scenes were not always “self love”, at times I felt “I’d let myself go”, or that people would be disappointed in me. But I fought those thoughts. These thoughts were not going to send me back into unhappiness, obsession, negative self talk, exhaustion and never feeling enough. I had taken the steps I needed to and just had to cross that final hurdle.
Ladies, I’m posting this to tell you that self love is not always easy, especially when you keep comparing yourself to your past self. But it is always worth it 🙌🏼 When you embrace yourself fully you can conquer anything. You can encourage yourself, show love and compassion to others, focus on what really matters and literally change your life. .
I share my experiences to help you. To encourage you to live the life you deserve and find peace with the outer you. Bodies are ALL different, they are ALL amazing, and no matter what society tells you it is ok to be ok with YOU!
I do this for me, for my family, for my friends and for all of YOU. I hope to be that glimmer of hope to your best life ❤️❤️️️️️
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